Two Alumni and One Student Named to Forbes “30 Under 30” List
January 10, 2014 —
Three members of the Georgetown Law community have been named to the 2014 Forbes “30 under 30” list: Jonathan Amoona (L’09), Derek Khanna (L’15) and Lauren Wilson (L’12). The list recognizes 450 young adults in 15 fields.
Amoona, an associate at Winston & Strawn in New York, made the list for his work at the “forefront of some of the biggest sports legal battles in recent years,” according to Forbes. He has represented scores of professional football and basketball players, players’ associations and sports agents. He earned a B.S. in communications, magna cum laude, from Cornell University and graduated cum laude from Georgetown, where he was the executive editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.
Khanna, a tech policy expert, columnist and Yale Fellow with the Information Society Project — became a young policy star in November 2012 when, as a staffer for the House Republican Study Committee, he wrote a report calling for copyright reform. Today, Khanna is leading the effort on cellphone unlocking, speaking to crowds at such tech events as the Consumer Electronics Show and publishing pieces in the National Review, Politix, The Atlantic and Human Events. He also serves as a board member and adviser to start-ups. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts.
Wilson, policy counsel at the Free Press, works to ensure that every individual can harness the powers of media and technology to engage their communities and tell their stories. Her work is concerned with protecting competition in the broadcast, cable and telecommunications industries so that services are open and affordable for everyone. She earned her A.B. in public policy studies from Duke University and was a student attorney at the Institute for Public Representation’s First Amendment and Media Law Project at Georgetown Law.